Keratosis Pilaris

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   Posted 1/23/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone had this condition. I've always been bothered by these little bumps on my legs and upper arms, not ever knowing what was wrong with me. I just ran across page and instantly realized it was what was wrong with me. I was beginning to wonder if it was a Crohn's thing, but it doesn't look like it. It affects about 40% of people though so I was curious if anyone else had it. Oh here's the site I was looking at. It's pretty informative:

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Date Joined Jul 2004
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   Posted 1/23/2008 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had it since I was a child on my arms. It got better as I got older but it's still there. I've always wanted soft arms but mine are like freakin' sandpaper! :)
Diagnosed in October, 2003.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue

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   Posted 1/23/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have it, but so does my son who does not have any Crohn's or digestive problems. I don't know if they are related. There is prescription cream you can get, but it smells bad and is expensive. I just use regular lotion and have bumpy arms.
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares

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   Posted 1/23/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
yep, my daughter has it.

Daughter (20) Dx'd Crohn's 3/06. Misdiagnosed for two years, including by top pediatric Crohn's specialist as stress and needing more fiber but landed in hospital in 3/06 with cramps, vomiting, stricture. Now in remission with Entocort 3 mg (one pill), SCD multivit, yogurt, vit D3 1800IU, 900+ mg calcium, 50 mg B complex vit, 25 mg iron. Off SCD diet but wheat was iffy so back on SCD modified to include potatos and rice.   

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   Posted 1/24/2008 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I have it and do not have CD, my son does not have it and has CD. Go figure.

Our derm has always simply said "it's an inherited trait. If one parent has it, you have a 50/50 chance of having it."

I find that a gentle scrub of some sort in the shower keeps mine at bay, followed by a little lotion afterward.
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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